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Question: Updated: What's Your Educational Background? :: Total Votes:192
Poll choices Votes Statistics
PhD Science 59  [30.73%]
PhD Humanities 7  [3.65%]
BS/BA/Ma Science 80  [41.67%]
BS/BA/Ma Humanities 27  [14.06%]
High School 13  [6.77%]
Lots of Scientific American 2  [1.04%]
I Done Readed a Lot on the Internets 4  [2.08%]
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fusilier



Posts: 215
Joined: Feb. 2003

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,07:20   

MSc Invertebrate zoology (insect taxonomy) publications in medical imaging.

"ABD is not a Degree."

fusilier
James 2:24
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James 2:24

  
MidnightVoice



Posts: 380
Joined: Aug. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,07:50   

I really think the poll should distinguish between real degrees and ones from degree mills  :D

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If I fly the coop some time
And take nothing but a grip
With the few good books that really count
It's a necessary trip

I'll be gone with the girl in the gold silk jacket
The girl with the pearl-driller's hands

  
ekman



Posts: 1
Joined: April 2007

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,09:07   

MS, Marine Science

MA, Science Education


But of course I could only pick one, so I represented with the science.

  
jeannot



Posts: 1200
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,09:20   

I chose PhD in science, though I have not finished it yet. The field is evolutionary ecology, but officially it's biology and agronomy just because I work on aphids.

  
J-Dog



Posts: 4368
Joined: Dec. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,10:17   

I voted earlier, but did not elaborate.  So, I have BA in Anthro, minored in beer and women.   Dug up Middle Woodland bundle burials in the summer season, and aged and sexed the population from the remains over the next 2 winters.  

Got into business and kids after graduation, and got into anti-ID area after doing some online research in Anthro just to keep in touch.  

As I said to Jeannot on his thread:   I came for the learning, stayed for the fun!

I think Dembski's a Doofus, and DaveScot is a Tard.

I like long walks on the beach, and think atheist women are hawt.

I think the posters here are the smartest, yet zaniest and coolest anywhere on the internet, and the UD posters the dumbest, yet unfunniest anywhere outside of WorldNut Daily and the Bush Whitehouse.  

As a mater of fact, if I DID go back to get the MA, it would be to research the link betweeen funny and smart, or maybe just to work on my tan in Costa Rica.

Hey!  can I get another beer over here?

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
k.e



Posts: 1948
Joined: Mar. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,11:04   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2007,02:35)
I READ LOTS OF HARD SCI-FI. WHY ISN'T THIS A CHOICE? IT SHOULD BE ABOVE PHD. PLUS YOU HAVE NO BOX FOR AUTODICTOR / DELL HEALTH AND HYGIENE PROGRAM. SORT IT STORY OR YOU'LL BE SORRY.


HOMO.

:angry:

pfffft GIRL!
I DON'T NEED NO DEGREE IN TEH STAMP COLLECTING.

MY IQ IS SO FAR NORTH OF Y'ALL THE ONLY OTHER PEOPLE AROUND HERE ARE INUITS WHO WANT MY BABIES....JUST ASK NANOOK.

WHEN BILL WAS LOOKING FOR A BLOG ATTENDANT HE COULDN'T FIND ANYONE SMARTER TAHN ME AND I SAID I KNEW WHAT HE MEANT...HE JUST SIMPERED... WHATEVER THAT IS.

I'M CURRENTLY STUDYING TEXAS CHAINSAW COMMUNICATIONS AT MY RURAL HIDEAWAY.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
stevestory



Posts: 8990
Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,11:07   

(wipes tear from his eye) Oh, some of this stuff is just priceless.

   
Bob O'H



Posts: 1991
Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,12:10   

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B.A. in humanities, that's me, working toward an MLIS degree.

Master of Librarianship, ID and Shimmying?

Bob

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It is fun to dip into the various threads to watch cluelessness at work in the hands of the confident exponent. - Soapy Sam (so say we all)

   
Kristine



Posts: 3046
Joined: Sep. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,13:37   

Quote (Bob O'H @ April 18 2007,11:10)

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B.A. in humanities, that's me, working toward an MLIS degree.

Master of Librarianship, ID and Shimmying?

Bob

:D Close. Librarianship, IDotry and Shimmy-Sciency!

I shall become a historian of ID, specializing in *nudge* Dembski. I'll write his unauthorized biography, take over the Discovery Institute (I want that Discovery Institute!;), open my Museum of Creationist Thought and other American Eccentricities, and get my rocks off archiving Dembski's papers and e-mails. (No, I'll take good care of that stuff, it's history.)  :)

Someday it's gonna be so history.

@ Thought Provoker: I have so many ideas that I'm thinking of hiring out some of my thinking.  :p

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Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?

AtBC Poet Laureate

"I happen to think that this prerequisite criterion of empirical evidence is itself not empirical." - Clive

"Damn you. This means a trip to the library. Again." -- fnxtr

  
The Ghost of Paley



Posts: 1703
Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,14:03   

I'm just glad that Leader gave us back our polling privileges. We will not sin again, Oh Spiteful One!

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Dey can't 'andle my riddim.

  
JohnW



Posts: 2291
Joined: Aug. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,14:24   

BSc in physics, MSc in statistics.  I'm a sort of para-biologist, having worked as a biostatistician for the last fourteen years.

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Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it.
- Robert Byers

  
Richardthughes



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Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,14:25   

WHY IS NOT THE 'HANDBOOK OF DESIGN' AKA BIBLE UP THERE? I'M A AGNOSTIC ATHEISTICAL BUT I BELIEVE IT IS 103% WRITE.

SORT IT STORY OR YOU'LL BE SORRY.

:angry:

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Duvenoy



Posts: 6
Joined: Mar. 2003

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,14:40   

Not much of an education and certainly no degree, here. But I read a lot, and not just on the internet....

doov

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It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
-- Giordano Bruno

  
Cyril Ponnamperuma's Foot



Posts: 1
Joined: April 2007

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,15:42   

Longtime lurker decloaking.  BAFA with emphasis on stone lithography, but I've been biological all my life so I'm interested....

Stanley

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It may be that the Pterodactyl thought the thirty million years had been intended as a preparation for himself, for there was nothing too foolish for a Pterodactyl to imagine, but he was in error, the preparation was for man...  ~Mark Twain

  
Steviepinhead



Posts: 532
Joined: Jan. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,16:46   

All apologies, Arden (or is that, all apologetics?).

My last-minute tax woes are but the last of many trite excuses why I haven't managed to curl up around the (truly fascinating) article you passed along.  Don't give up on me, though!

And last night's driving Seattle rainstorm did wonders to clear out the competition at the post office...!

Speaking of liquid, april, and seattle--aren't the Seattle AtBCers overdue for their "monthly" meeting whereat we laugh, imbibe, lampoon creationists, imbibe, shimmy, and imbibe...?

  
ecw



Posts: 1
Joined: April 2007

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,17:17   

Since I have a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering I also would have liked to have seen more choices offered.  I did “ace” my physics class, if that makes any difference.  Does that qualify me as a “wana be scientist”?


“Humpty Dumpty was pushed”

  
Ichthyic



Posts: 3325
Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,17:53   

BA aquatic biology, UCSB

MS Integrative Biology/zoology, UCB

papers published on ontogentic color change, damselfish ecology, and shark ecology.

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
mythusmage



Posts: 1
Joined: April 2007

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,18:59   

Quote (Dean Morrison @ April 17 2007,18:54)
'BSc' for bachelor of Science in the UK,

'BS' stands for - 'Bullshit'

In America the process is; first you get your bs, then you get it piled higher and deeper.

  
Reciprocating Bill



Posts: 4244
Joined: Oct. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,19:13   

Quote (mythusmage @ April 18 2007,18:59)
Quote (Dean Morrison @ April 17 2007,18:54)
'BSc' for bachelor of Science in the UK,

'BS' stands for - 'Bullshit'

In America the process is; first you get your bs, then you get it piled higher and deeper.

Don't forget your MS: more of same.

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Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace

"Here’s a clue. Snarky banalities are not a substitute for saying something intelligent. Write that down."
- Barry Arrington

  
Ichthyic



Posts: 3325
Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,19:17   

more completely:

It's all

BullShit

but I want

More of the Same

so

Pile it higher and Deeper

oh, bill did the quick and dirty punch and beat me to it.

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
carlsonjok



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Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,19:23   

Quote (ecw @ April 18 2007,17:17)
Since I have a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering I also would have liked to have seen more choices offered.  I did “ace” my physics class, if that makes any difference.  Does that qualify me as a “wana be scientist”?

Dude, consider yourself a scientist. Heck, I did and I have a BS in Industrial Engineering and a MS in Business Management.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Kristine



Posts: 3046
Joined: Sep. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,20:59   

Quote (Ichthyic @ April 18 2007,18:17)
more completely:

It's all

BullShit

but I want

More of the Same

so

Pile it higher and Deeper

oh, bill did the quick and dirty punch and beat me to it.

Hehe. Ah, the humanities!

Batshit Apeshit
More F**king A**holes  :)
Poetry hack Deluded

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Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?

AtBC Poet Laureate

"I happen to think that this prerequisite criterion of empirical evidence is itself not empirical." - Clive

"Damn you. This means a trip to the library. Again." -- fnxtr

  
k.e



Posts: 1948
Joined: Mar. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,23:05   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 18 2007,22:25)
WHY IS NOT THE 'HANDBOOK OF DESIGN' AKA BIBLE UP THERE? I'M A AGNOSTIC ATHEISTICAL BUT I BELIEVE IT IS 103% WRITE.

SORT IT STORY OR YOU'LL BE SORRY.

:angry:

WHOEVER SAID THAT IS MAKING IT UP.

YOU KNOW I SAID "WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE A BUNCH OF DONKEY LOVING SAND FARMERS?" OR "THE GREATEST ID SCIENTIST WE HAVE ... BILL 'THE Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf* OF INFORMATION THEORY' DEMBSKI?" WHO SAYS "WE WILL NAIL DARWIN WITH OUR SCISSOR STRATEGY”...or maybe that was “WE WILL HAMMER DARWIN WITH OUR CUTTING STRATEGY.

HE'S A REBEL YOU NO, HE TAKES OFF HIS RIGHT SHOE THEN HIS RIGHT SOCK BEFORE TAKING OFF HIS LEFT SHOE. HE BRUSHES HIS TEETH 10 TIMES A DAY THAT'S WHAT REBELS DO, THEY REBEL. GET IT.

LAST WEEK I ASKED BILL WHAT NEW PLAN HE HAD TO MAKE ID BULLET PROOF. YOU NO WHAT HE SAID?

“WE WILL PUT ID ON A MOTORIZED SKATE BOARD AND MOVE IT ROUND SO FAST NO BULLETS WILL GET IT. IT’S CALLED 'MOVING ID SO FAST NO BULLETS WILL GET IT STRATEGY'

‘BRILLIANT’ I SAID, YOU CAN USE MY CHAINSAW FUEL; I HAVE LOTS, IN CASE GLOBAL WARMING IS TRUE.

*
M.S.S.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
mitschlag



Posts: 235
Joined: Sep. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,16:20   

I'm an MD.  Does that count as chopped liver?

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"You can establish any “rule” you like if you start with the rule and then interpret the evidence accordingly." - George Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984)

  
Reciprocating Bill



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Joined: Oct. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,17:35   

Quote (mitschlag @ April 19 2007,16:20)
I'm an MD.  Does that count as chopped liver?

It certainly qualifies you TO chop liver. So climb aboard.

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Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace

"Here’s a clue. Snarky banalities are not a substitute for saying something intelligent. Write that down."
- Barry Arrington

  
ericmurphy



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Joined: Oct. 2005

(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,19:08   

I have a high school diploma from an American high school. Which means that, for all intents and purposes, I'm completely uneducated. I'm lucky I'm not functionally illiterate.

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2006 MVD award for most dogged defense of scientific sanity

"Atheism is a religion the same way NOT collecting stamps is a hobby." —Scott Adams

  
Occam's Aftershave



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Joined: Feb. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,22:09   

Am I the only extinguished distinguished graduate here from that bombastic bastion of Creationist bashing
By Bayou University? :p

Offering advanced degrees in

Biblical Babble
Creation Engineering
Creation Science Methodology, Obfuscatory Mis-Direction
Creation Science Theory, Cranial-Rectal Insertion
Emotional Arguments, Data Denial
Global Geologic Flooding, Miraculous Origin
Inappropriate Nudity
Obfuscatorial Neologismystics, Hyperpresumptuous Creationism

and a wealth of others.

 
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Our mission statement

We at By Bayou University strive to give our custom students the highest quality diploma at a reasonable price, while maintaining a constant inflow of beer money. The quality of our diplomas meets or exceeds that of diploma mills operating out of the basements of churches anywhere. We require no statement of faith or oaths of fidelity. While we offer degrees at the Associate, Bachelor and Master level, you may skip these and go directly to the Doctorate.

By Bayou U. has become an institution of truly international character, counting among our graduates five Canadians, three Brits, four Australians, two South Africans, and one Scot and one Thai. By Bayou U. even has graduates from California and north of the Mason Dixon Line.

   * No inconvenient residency requirements
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   * No counting credits
   * No pants - if it's important to you



BBU Distinguished Graduates List

   
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Occam's Aftershave:   Doctor of Creationist Engineering, Feynmanian Astrodynamics


BBU....an oldie but a goody.  :)

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JoeG: And by eating the cake you are consuming the information- some stays with you and the rest is waste.

  
Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,22:28   

Quote

Am I the only extinguished distinguished graduate here from that bombastic bastion of Creationist bashing
By Bayou University? :p


You didn't read the graduates list closely, did you?

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"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

    
blipey



Posts: 2061
Joined: June 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,12:36   

BA - Theatre performance

with masters classes in clown theatre, juggling, mime, and stilt-walking.

This makes me qualified to drink beer, throw knives, and live in a cardboard box (simultaneously, though--that's the skill part).

I also completed 108 hours of an aerospace engineering program, before making my mom proud and becoming an actor.

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But I get the trick question- there isn't any such thing as one molecule of water. -JoeG

And scientists rarely test theories. -Gary Gaulin

   
JohnW



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Joined: Aug. 2006

(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,12:42   

Quote (blipey @ April 20 2007,12:36)
...with masters classes in clown theatre...

On second thoughts, mentioning WAD, DaveTard or the DI here would be just too easy.

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Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it.
- Robert Byers

  
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